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Wonderful Kashmir 5N6D

6 Days
  • Srinagar
  • 3* Hotels
  • Included
  • Srinagar
  • All around the year
  • Etios/Innova/Tempo Traveller
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Honeymoon , Family
  • 2 - 20 Pax

Package Cost

Category Standard Deluxe
2 Pax 23000 27500
4 Pax 20000 23500
6 Pax 18500 22700

Tour Attraction

  • Mughal Gardens - Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chashme Shahi.
  • Shankaracharya Temple
  • Gondola cable car ride
  • Houseboat

Itinerary

Welcome to the Srinagar, The Lake City. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, being
your tour of Crown of Kashmir'. You will be transferred to
Pahalgam. Pahalgam the 'Valley of Shepherds' which is situated at the
confluence of the streams flowing from river Lidder and Sheeshnag lake. On
the way u can visit Zaffron fields, Bat Factory, Pandav Temple , Apple
Garden. En route visit the Awantipura ruins, an 1100 year old temple
dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by King Awantivarman. On arrival into
Pahalgam enjoy the surrounding beauty or walk to Baisaran, which is about
2 km from Pahalgam. A small village set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and
offers good view.
After reaching the hotel, complete check-in formalities and relax for a while
in your room.O/n at Pahalgam.

PLACES OF INTREST AT PAHALGAM
Once in the Pahalgam one can trek the mountain lakes, pony ride or drive
to, plain meadows as suggested here under.
ARU: This village resort is connected by 11 km upstream from the Lidder
River, motorable road from Pahalgam. It is a base camp for trekking to the
Kolhoi glacier & Tarsar Lake. It is popular among the tourists for its peaceful
environment & scenic beauty.
BETAB VALLEY: Famous for film shootings is a plain scenic spot amidst
pine trees 3 kms on Chandanwari ,Base Camp for Annual Amarnath Yatra
road. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol – Amrita Singh hit debut
film.
BAISARAN: Often dubbed at ‘Mini Switzerland’ because of its long dark
meadows resembling the once in Switzerland. This popular picnic spot 4 kms
from Pahalgam has meadows, pine trees with streams flowing through it.
SHIKARGAH: A wild life reserve at a close distance.
MAMAL TEMPLE: An 11th. Century temple on the right bank of Lidder has a
Shivlinga with a spring rising from there.
FRISLAN: Famous spot for trout fishing at a distance of 7 km
Night halt at Hotel in Pahalgam.

After having breakfast, drive to Srinagar.
Local sightseeing of Srinagar, Proceed on a city tour visiting the
SHANKARACHARYA TEMPLE situated on the highest hill of Srinagar, the
famous Mughal Gardens (Closed on Friday).
Tulip Garden (Open At 25 Mar – 25 April 1 Month only)

Tulip festival in India is south Asia’s largest Tulip Festival that has been
named after Indian Prime Minister of India, the late Indira Gandhi. Tulip
festival taken place during the months of March & April and is the prettiest
festival that taken place in Kashmir at the Siraj Baugh Chasmeshahi in the
capital of Srinagar. It is known as Indira Gandhi Memorial Garden. This
blooming festival is a real treat to the eyes as the garden is spread over 5
hectares of land at the foothills of Zabarawn near the Dal Lake.
The garden boasts of 60 varieties of multi-coloured tulips. It resembles a
beautiful carpet that has hundred of colors & provide a heavenly view to the
thousands of visitors, national & international. Around 2 million tulip bulbs
bloom here & proudly display their beauty to the tourist. The view is simply
magnificent and has countless delicate beauties lined in rows to dance with
the wind in front of the tourists.
Shankaracharya Temple -
Also known as Jyestheshwara Temple or Pas Pahar by Buddhist, is situated
on the top of the shankaracharya hill of the sulaiman hill in the zaberwan
mountain in srinagar. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is on the
summit of the same name at a height of 1000 ft above the plain and
overlooks the city of Srinagar.
The temple dates back to 200 BC, although the present structure probably
dates back to the 9 th  century AD. It was visited by Adil Shankara. This is how
the remple got the name Shankaracharya. There are 243 stairs to the
temple.
Chashmashahi -
Also called “The Royal Spring “ is one of the mughal gardens around a spring
by Ali Mardan, A governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1632. The
garden is located in Zabarwan Range near Raj Bhawan (Governor House)
overlooking dal lake in srinagar Kashmir.
Nishat Garden -
Located at the bank of Dal Lake with the Zaberwan Mauntaina as its
backdrops. Nishat baugh is a garden of bliss that commands a magnificent
view of the lake beneath the snow cap pir panjaal mountain range that
stands far away to the west of the valley. The baugh was designed & build in
1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Noor Jahan.
Shalimar –
The Shalimar baugh is the celebrated royal garden of KASHMIR. The
emperor Jahangir was so fascinated with the garden that he called it “One of
the sights of KASHMIR”
Shalimar baugh is located on the north east sideof dal lake approximately 15
kms away from the center of Srinagar. It was laid out by Jahangir as farah
baksh (the delightful) in 1619, while he was founding the city of Srinagar.
The baugh is considered the high point of mughal horticulture. It is now a
public park.

These gardens were Mughal Emperors concept of Paradise and today these
are popular picnic spots.
Also visit a handicraft shop where you can purchase local Hand Crafted
items - Shawls, Jackets, Bed Covers, Blankets, Paper Mache, Carpets &
much more. In the evening leisurely stroll alongside the Dal Lake exploring
the local markets. You will transferred to Houseboat.
At the evening, Enjoy a boat ride. Admire the serene beauty of Kashmir
while enjoying a 1-hour SHIKARA (an elongated little boat) ride on the
sparkling Dal Lake. Return to the houseboat for an overnight stay.

In the morning after having breakfast drive to Gulmarg, the ‘Meadow of
Flowers’ a hill station, a popular skiing destination. The town is situated in
Pir Panjal range in the western Himalayas. Gulmarg hosted the Britishers
and Europeans and as such they created a European hill resort and named it
Gulmarg. In Gulmarg you would be able to find European surroundings and
18-hole Golf Course. Gulmerg has been one of the favorite sport for film
shooting and hundreds of successful movies have been shot here. Also you
can visit Rani Temple, an old Saint Mary Church, a children park & a lake
developed recently.Enjoy Gondola Cable Car Ride world’s highest and the
Asia’s longest cable car (at your own cost). Enjoy photography, horse riding
and shopping at this beautiful snow point. At the evening drive to Srinagar.

Today you embark on a full day excursion to the picturesque 'Meadow of
Gold’ Sonamarg. Sonamerg an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah
Sindh, 87 km from North East Srinagar. In late April when Sonamerg is open
for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all
over like a white carpet. Sonamerg also known as ‘Gateway of LADAKH’.
Amarnathji Yatra Also start from Baltal, 12 km from Sonamerg. The fast
flowing Sindh river makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in
summer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajwas Glacier a major
attractive during the summer months for some fun in snow and ice.
After Lunch drive to Srinagar.

After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with sweet memories of KASHMIR.

Inclusion/Exclusion

Inclusion

  • All transfers and sightseeing’s by NAC (Deluxe Etios /Scross/Tavera/Indigo/Innova: 2- 6
  • Pax) & (Deluxe Tempo Traveler: 8-12Pax)
  •  Nights as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  •  All sightseeing’s as per mentioned itinerary.
  •  MAPAI basis (Breakfast + Dinner)
  •  Tool tax, parking charges, Driver Allowance, fuel etc.
  •  All Applicable taxes
  •  Well Experienced driver.
  •  Accommodation on MAPAI basis in all categories. (Room + Breakfast + Dinner)
  •  Above rates are net & non-commissionable.
  •  Above rates are valid for all nations.
  •  Above rates include all taxes & service charges.

Exclusion

  • Air tickets/Train tickets.
  •  Pony Ride/ Sledging (it is done by Bargaining).
  •  Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person.
  •  Monument fees at all places and gardens
  •  Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  •  Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  •  The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the
  • sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
  •  Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  •  Medical & Travel insurance
  •  Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
  •  Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
  •  Aru, Betaab Valley, and Chandanwari trip at Pahalgam (as this sightseeing is
  • done by Local Taxi stand at Pahalgam only and is on a direct payment basis).
  •  Baisaran Valley is done by the Ponies on a direct payment basis).
  •  Transfers from Tangmarg-Gulmarg-Tangmarg by chained vehicle in case of heavy
  • snowfall. (Ist-December onwards)
  •  Any other thing which is not mentioned in inclusions.
  •  Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of
  • Hotels/Houseboats.
  •  Any meals except those listed in the above inclusion

About Kashmir

Kashmir, located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, is a region renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and diverse landscapes. Here’s some key information about Kashmir:

Geography and Location:

  • Kashmir is situated in the northwest region of the Indian subcontinent, bordered by India, Pakistan, and China. It is divided between the Indian-administered territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and the areas under Pakistani control known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
  • The region is characterized by its stunning mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Pir Panjal Range, and Karakoram Range. It is also home to several famous rivers such as the Jhelum, Chenab, and Indus.

Major Cities and Towns:

  • Srinagar: The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, renowned for its picturesque Dal Lake, Mughal gardens, houseboats, and traditional wooden architecture.
  • Jammu: The winter capital, known for its temples and vibrant culture.
  • Gulmarg: A popular ski resort town offering stunning views, trekking opportunities, and the highest cable car in the world.
  • Pahalgam: A serene town surrounded by lush forests, meadows, and the Lidder River, serving as a base for treks and outdoor activities.
  • Sonamarg: Known as the “Meadow of Gold,” famous for its alpine scenery and glaciers.

Climate:

  • Kashmir experiences a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons. Summers (June to August) are pleasant and ideal for tourism, while winters (December to February) are cold with heavy snowfall in the higher elevations.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Dal Lake: A scenic lake dotted with houseboats and shikaras (traditional wooden boats), offering a unique accommodation experience.
  • Mughal Gardens: Including Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chashme Shahi, known for their terraced gardens, fountains, and captivating views.
  • Gulmarg: Famous for its winter sports, cable car rides, and scenic beauty.
  • Pahalgam: A base for the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage and a starting point for treks to nearby valleys and lakes.
  • Sonamarg: Gateway to several high-altitude trekking routes and Thajiwas Glacier.

Culture and Cuisine:

  • Kashmir has a rich cultural heritage influenced by Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions.
  • The cuisine of Kashmir is known for its flavorful dishes like Rogan Josh (a lamb dish), Dum Aloo (spicy potatoes), and various types of bread like Kashmiri naan.
  • Traditional Kashmiri handicrafts include Pashmina shawls, paper mache items, embroidered clothing, and Kashmiri carpets.

Note: While Kashmir is a beautiful destination, it’s important to stay updated on travel advisories and local conditions due to occasional political tensions in the region. Always check with relevant authorities before planning your visit.

  • Srinagar
  • 3* Hotels
  • Included
  • Srinagar
  • All around the year
  • Etios/Innova/Tempo Traveller
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Honeymoon , Family
  • 2 - 20 Pax